All makes and models of tractors, gas engines, steam engines, agricultural implements and antique automobiles are welcome at our show. There is no charge to exhibit. Membership in the Association is NOT required (although we’d love to have you join us).
Our 2019 Show features flywheel engines and John Deere machinery. We also host a gathering of Antique Autos (1900-1935).
REGISTRATION AT THE SHOW
New location and hours for 2019: Exhibitor registration is moving to the Ruth Butler Building. For your convenience, parade registration and membership renewals will also be located at the Ruth Butler Building.
Exhibitor registration hours (parade registration and membership renewals hours may vary):
Wednesday, August 28: 1-5 PM
Thursday, August 29: 1-5 PM
Friday, August 30: 9 AM-Noon and 2-6 PM
Saturday, August 31: 9 AM-11 AM
Sunday, September 3: 9 AM-10 AM
Monday, September 4: 9 AM-10 AM
PARADE OF POWER AND ENGINE CRANK-UP
We invite you to participate in our daily Parade of Power. All parade entries need to register with Parade Registration prior in the parade.
Parade entries should line up at 12:50 PM near the threshing field; parade rolls at 1 PM. Please note that route runs clockwise around the fairgrounds.
If you have stationary equipment, we invite you to join in the daily Engine Crank-up at 2 PM.
You are, of course, welcome to run your equipment at any time during the show.
EARLY REGISTRATION DRAWING
Everyone who registered by July 31 is eligible to win one of two $25 gift cards. Winners will be chosen at random at 4 PM on Friday, August 30. You don’t need to be present at the drawing to win; however you do need to attend the show. Officers and Directors of the Association are ineligible.
ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL
Our informal tractor pull begins at 2 PM on Sunday. There are no classes, and the only award is bragging rights. Drivers must be 14 years of age or older. Enter at your own risk
Awards are given out on Sunday, September 1. Only registered exhibits are eligible for judging. You must display at least one numbered Exhibitor Identification Card (provided in your registration packet) on your equipment display
EXHIBITOR APPRECIATION DRAWING
As a token of our gratitude to exhibitors who stay until the end of the show, we will be giving away two $50 gift cards. The drawing will take place at the Museum at 4 PM on Monday, September 2. Must be present to win. Officers and Directors of the Association are ineligible
CAMPING REGULATIONS FOR THE U.P. STATE FAIRGROUNDS
All campsites will be a minimum 1200 square feet.
An unobstructed path of not less than 4 feet must be maintained completely around recreational unit. This includes awnings! Awnings cannot overlap.
ONE camping unit per site (non-group site).
If reserving two sites for displays/exhibits and camping, the one recreation vehicle can span both sites.
No water splitters or “Y’s” permitted. Each unit must be connected to a separate approved water outlet.
No electric splitters permitted. Each unit must be connected to a separate outlet.
Group sites are permitted based on the following:
- 1200 square feet minimum PER recreation unit. Example 7 units x 1200 =8400 square foot site.
- Four foot unobstructed path around units. This includes awnings!
- Water splitters or “Y’s” cannot be used.
- Electric splitters cannot be used.
Each recreation unit is limited to eight people.
Early arrivals are changed a daily $20 camping fee from the time they hook up to water and electricity up to Friday evening. No charge for primitive camping.
Exhibitors are not charged camping fees for Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday night.
Loud and/or prolonged noise should be avoided between the hours of 10 PM and 6 AM.
Animals must be properly supervised and/or contained. Animals out on the showgrounds must be on a 6-foot leash. Animals are not allowed in food service areas. Please clean up after your pet.
When possible, we encourage exhibitors to park their vehicles in the reserved parking.
Trailers that are not used for display or are not a necessary part of your camping facilities should be parked in the trailer area on the far side of the racetrack.
GETTING AROUND THE SHOW
Generally speaking, modern vehicles should not be driven on the fairgrounds during show hours.
Antique Autos and tractors may be freely driven during the show. Personal transportation such as golf carts, quad bikes, bicycles, etc. is also permitted. Please operate any form of transport with due diligence, always being mindful of pedestrians and observing a 10 MPH speed limit.
You can also use our free tractor trolley. The route includes stops at the ticket gate, the exhibition area, the flea market, Antique Village, and the reserved parking area.
Tractors and other vehicles are not allowed on the rack track.
A variety of food is available for purchase on the fairgrounds.
Breakfast is served from 7-9 AM at the Ruth Butler Building on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The Pie Sale is held in the Indoor Flea Market (Miracle of Life Building). In Antique Village, the Cook Shack offers soups and sandwiches. while the Ice Cream Shop serves up hand-dipped cones and floats. In the exhibition area, grab an ear of our famous “steamed” corn cooked by a Port Huron steam engine.
You’ll also find other food vendors on the grounds, and there are several fast food and casual dining restaurants located near the showgrounds.
COMMUNITY WORSHIP SERVICE
A non-denominational worship service is held on Sunday at 9 AM in the Village Chapel.
Medical professionals are on the fairgrounds during show hours. For assistance, call 420-6594 or 420-6595.
LOST AND FOUND
The Lost and Found department is located in the Antique Village Infirmary.
GENERAL SAFETY POLICIES
It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that their equipment is operated properly and safely.
Check your equipment before start up.
Gasoline or other combustibles must be kept in a proper container and stored in a safe manner.
Engines must be shut down before refuelling.
Turn off fuel tank valves when parked.
Running engines or equipment must not be left unattended.
All running displays should be roped off.
No riders are allowed on tractors without fenders.
Steam engines are to be attended at all times while under a full head of steam.
Know where your fire extinguisher is and how to use it.
You must be at least 18 years of age to operate any equipment owned by the U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association.
All animals shall be leased. Please pick up after your animal.
No bare feet on show grounds.
No alcoholic beverages permitted in the exhibition areas during show hours.
We are a family friendly show. Appropriate behavior and dress are appreciated.
The U. P. Steam and Gas Engine Association reserves the right to eject from the fairgrounds any person not adhering these guidelines.